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"The Iowa Collision Repair Association is committed to the future of the collision repair industry: to provide the leadership needed; raise the professional image of the individual and the industry; and develop new leaders to carry forward. Our goal is to educate, inform, and represent the Collision Repair Professional in all aspects of the industry."

Press Release

“Are You Prepared For The Future”    “Are You Ready For Aluminum Repair” “Are You Prepared ” is the question everyone in the collision industry is asking themselves this year.    The 5th Annual Midwest Auto Body Trade Show is offering training and insight to lead all segments of the collision industry to a more informed and…Continue Reading

ICRA 2015 Membership Open

Memo:  From ICRA   Board of Directors  Dear Fellow Body Shop Owners and Managers, If, in your life as an industry member, there was ever a time to belong to an association, it is now.  As a member of the ICRA, you will have a voice in shaping our industry’s future as it changes almost instantly. …Continue Reading

ICRA General Dinner Meeting – Iowa City -Thursday – Please Sign Up Today

 October 23 – ICRA Fall Meeting Dinner 6:30-8:00  Guest Speaker – Allison Fry, Eaves Law Firm Jackson, Mississsippi o Industry Updates Parts Trader, Aluminum and More * ICRA Elections Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center 319-391-5049 1220 1st Avenue | Coralville, IA 52241 $94.00 Sign Up for ICRA Fall Dinner Only Shop__________________________email:____________________________ City_________________________Phone…Continue Reading

ICRA Meeting Week October 20-23

Iowa  Collision Repair Association  Meets The Industry October 20-23 Legislative Update Iowa Short Pay Documentation  for  Senator  Zaun Aluminum- New Technology  – Are We Prepared   October 20  – Spencer, Iowa   Dinner  6:30-8:00 Auto Refinish Solutions, 501 37th Ave. W. Spencer, IA Meal provided Please RSVP to Terry Hammer  515-341-1547   October 21  – Sioux…Continue Reading

Training Near You!

Click HERE to download a list of the I-CAR Training classes to be held at a location near you! Register now with one of three easy ways!Continue Reading

Aluminum repair, legislative efforts and PartsTrader take center stage at ICRA event

  From l., ICRA Executive Director Janet Chaney moderated a panel consisting of Joe Arnold, Allison P. Fry, Mike Merrifield, Joel Armile, Jeremy Heidemann, and Pete Tagliapietra that discussed PartsTrader’s impact on the collision repair business. Denny Posekany (c.), sales representative for Arnold Motor Supply and the Iowa state chairman for I-CAR, is presented with…Continue Reading

Midwest Auto Body Trade Show A Success

  The  Midwest Auto Body Trade Show, held March 20 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa  was a great success. The Future Is Now was the theme of this year’s industry day, and this show lived up to its name.    The day was jam packed , starting with the ICAR New Technology 2014 Class.    ICAR…Continue Reading

Midwest Autobody Trade Show Schedule

8:30-11:30 I-CAR New Technology  2014  (please pre-pay at www.i-car.com) 11:30  – 2:00  “There Is No Free Lunch” (please pay $30.00 on line at www.iowacra.com) 2:00 – 7:00  Midwest Auto Body  Trade Show  – FREE 65 Booths Education ‘Training In The Round’ (on the showroom floor  during the show)    I-CAR Wiring Harness  – Repair vs…Continue Reading

Midwest Autobody Trade Show – March 20th

                                                                                                     Midwest Auto Body   Trade Show March 20 The theme of   the 4th Annual Midwest Auto Body Trade Show is “The Future is Now.”   The show, sponsored by the Iowa Collision Repair Association (ICRA)…Continue Reading

Aluminum is Here!

Ford Expands Use of High-Strength Steel and Aluminum on New F-150 Collision repair facility operators that thought investing in an aluminum repair capability was just for luxury vehicle specialists will be changing their opinion with the introduction of the new 2015 Ford F-150. Long rumored, Ford made it official yesterday, introducing the new F-150 at…Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
All Day
Midwest Auto Body Trade Show
Sheraton West Des Moines, IA, Des Moines IA
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
There's No Free Lunch
Sheraton West Des Moines, IA, Des Moines IA
Iowa Collision Repair Association
114 NW 5th St, Ste 201
Ankeny, IA 50023-1742